Suspected Darul Salam terrorists and a gang of kidnappers who operated on the Lokoja-Abuja highway has been arrested in Kogi State by security agents in the Koton Karfe axis of Kogi/Koton Karfe local government area.
The suspects who were arrested in the early hours of today revealed after several hours of interrogation to be members of the Darul Salam terrorist group and were trying to escape from their camp before they were intercepted by local hunters.
The former SSA on security to Kogi Local government, honorable Isah Abdulkarim who confirmed this to newsmen said he received intelligence reports on the movement of the suspects and quickly informed the commander of the local vigilante and local hunters to stay vigil in their respected duty post.
Hon. Abdulkareem said, after gathering intelligence on the operations and movement of the criminals quickly swung into action to secure their arrest.
He praised the commander of the community joint task force, the vigilante and local hunters for intelligently acting to his directives.
The suspects have since been handed over to the Police for onward investigations and prosecution.
Recall that Governor Yahaya Bello recently renewed his onslaught against criminals in the state, a move that has led to the killing and arrest of many kidnappers who operated along major highways in the state. His directive also led to the dislodging of the terrorist group, Darul Salam camp in Kogi local government area where over 200 of their members were apprehended and scores of their kidnap victims rescue.